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Want to be an NSP Instructor?    We need you!!!

Take the NSP's Instructor Development E-Course at your own pace, in the privacy of your own home, or take the classroom course which is offered several times a year.
If interested contact our CNY Region Coordinator:
 Robert Beau Blair, Telephone: 315-692-4344 (h), 315-416-3867 (c) or by email at  - Mailing address is 8096 Squirrel Corn Lane, Manlius, NY 13104. 

To register for the on-line E-Course:  

The NSP Instructor Development Program

The National Ski Patrol (NSP) doesn’t grow patrollers, it builds them. Each patroller learns his or her skills from a certified NSP instructor. These hardworking instructors are the backbone of all NSP education programs; without them, there would be no patrollers. The skills learned in the NSP Instructor Development Program (ID) focus on principles of adult education that are applicable to any field. The ID course—a series of presentations, activities and discussion opportunities—is available through a one-day class or via an e-course. Once completed, instructor candidates move on to the Mentoring Program, an individually planned program administered under guidance of a discipline-specific advisor, which preps them for certification as an NSP instructor. The NSP is always seeking talented instructors to deliver its OEC, OET, MTR, Avalanche and ID programs. To learn more about instructor development opportunities, contact your  region coordinator.

Instructor Development Course

The on line course is one module toward completion of the Instructor Development Course. The student MUST present the Certificate of Completion to the Instructor Of Record. Students may take the online learning course at ANYTIME**

The ID course covers the various areas of instruction and how instructors can apply them to create a positive learning experience for their students, and helps build a strong foundation of educational knowledge for use when planning and delivering lessons. The general information covered in Instructor Development is applicable to all potential NSP instructors, regardless of instructional specialty.

Additional Instructor Development Texts

    Training the Adult Learner

    NSP Guide to Mentoring New Instructors